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28 July 2011

Beyond the reach of any magic

Lumos Maxima! A bored muggle needed sufficient light to pore over the final Harry Potter book not once but twice, thrice or Voldy knows how many times. Yes, we can say the name now. These are lines I remember from The Deathly Hallows for reasons bubbling with toads and whiskers in my cauldron recently:

1. All's fair in love and war and this is a bit of both.
- Ron Weasley

2. Mudblood and proud of it!
- Hermione Granger

3. Of course it is happening in your head, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?
- Albus Dumbledore to Harry

4. I think the answer is: a circle that has no beginning.
- Luna Lovegood

5. We teachers are rather good in magic you know.
- Minerva McGonagall

6. We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, And Voldy's gone moldy, so now let's have fun!
- Peeves

7. It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.
- Albus Dumbledore

8. Not my daughter, you bitch.
- Molly Weasley to Bellatrix Lestrange

9. Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living. Above all, pity those who live without love.
- Albus Dumbledore

10. Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure
- Engraved on Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem
 
11. (referring to Draco Malfoy's son) Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie. Thank God you inherited your mother's brains.
- Ron Weasley to his daughter Rosie

12. That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to understand. Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.
- Albus Dumbledore

13. (to Ron and Hermione kissing) Oi! There's a war going on here!
- Harry Potter

Megan and Janet host Thursday Thirteen

25 July 2011

High upon this love

Music Monday: High upon this love, Dionne Warwick, The Bold and the Beautiful
Monday Mayhem follows

The closest I could get to a TV show is The Bold and the Beautiful. In the early 2000s I tempered vicious gradschool Stats with the entertainment  B&B offered.  Eric Marienthal renders a prominent saxophone feature and Dionne Warwick does the vocals. I love the combination.


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XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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Monday Mayhem: Hot Mayhem

1. Were you a fan of Amy Winehouse? Were you surprised about her? No and no

2. What have you always wanted to try doing during a heat wave? Have you done it? What's holding you back? Heatwaves are an almost daily experience where I live. I'm probably too used to being dehumidified to think of exotic ways of dealing with the usual cold edibles, light clothing or freezing AC's.

3. "Judd" from Sunday Stealing is having a party. Are you going? What are you planning to bring with you? Another party... I'll be happy to hear how fun it has been :)

4. Do you think other countries deserve a set of twins (kind of like the "French Twins")? Which country would you designate a twin country? I'm not sure I understand this. I only have Siamese Twins in mind.

5. Would you ever trade your lifestyle for the lifestyle of someone rich and famous? Why or why not? The perk vs the price: nah... my unpublished creativity trove is enough.

6. What's the stupidest thing you heard last week? That somebody camped out my door while I was partying somewhere, tsk tsk tsk....

Harriet hosts Monday Mayhem

20 July 2011

Antique design

A for Antique design

A full century is the debate
Some in the arts attempt to halve it
To this alternative asset-loving arm
An antique design is quite a charm.

This post is linked with ABC Wednesday.
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